In recent years, with the rapid development of the food packaging industry, the use of straws has become more and more common, and some people even rely on straws. At present, there are mainly two kinds of straws on the market, plastic straws and paper straws, which one is better? The following editor will introduce you in detail.
At present, most of the straws used on the market are plastic straws, and the market usage rate of paper straws is relatively low. Compared with paper straws, plastic straws have a simple manufacturing process and relatively low cost, so that plastic straws are favored by more and more food and beverage industries, and the market utilization rate is relatively high. However, the widespread use of plastic straws has brought convenience to people and caused a great impact on the environment.
Plastic straws are plastic products, which cannot be degraded in a short time, and cannot be recycled. In the United States alone, people lose 500 million straws every day, which not only causes a serious waste of resources, but also causes an immeasurable burden on the environment (including air, soil, and oceans) and destroys the ecological balance.
Compared with plastic straws, paper straws are environmentally friendly straws, which can degrade and disappear in the soil after a few months of use, will not cause pollution to the environment, and are in line with green sustainable development. Nowadays, with the improvement of people's awareness of environmental protection and the introduction of relevant national policies, many food industries gradually recognize the development advantages of paper straws and begin to try paper straw packaging, more and more consumers are willing to pay for companies with social responsibility , Paper straw market demand continues to rise.
Food giant Coca-Cola will phase out plastic straws and stir bars in Australia over the next two months, replacing them with reusable and biodegradable paper straws. McDonald's will also replace plastic straws with biodegradable paper straws in more than 1,300 branches across the UK, and only provide straws when selling drinks when requested by guests. This can also be counted as a test to see how people's attitude towards paper straws is. Once McDonald's succeeds in the UK, it will be promoted worldwide.
Which is better, plastic straws or paper straws?
Various signs indicate that in the future, the straw market will undergo major changes, and plastic straws will gradually be replaced by paper straws. In the future food packaging industry, paper straws will dominate.